The answer to falling short

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“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus”. Romans 3:23

Everyone has committed sin. We fail to live up to God’s holy standard. We rebel and go our own way. So, as a gift to us, God gives us His grace (unmerited favor). I like to say He loves us, when we were unlovable… and on top of that He likes us. All of this was done because Jesus died as our Savior on the cross. He redeemed or “bought us” back. Back from what? The penalty and debt of sin = death. He died in my place.

Have I received this introduction into God’s grace? Oh yes… for me it all began in summer of 1980 as continues today as I grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Today I pray, O God, that your grace will abound in my life, overflowing to others. May it look like joy, peace, patience and kindness as I realize afresh that you love me.

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